Wir stolze Menschenkinder sind eitel arme Sünder, und wissen gar nicht viel. 

Wir spinnen Luftgespinste und suchen viele Künste, und kommen weiter von dem Ziel. 

(Matthias Claudius, um 1778) 


Book-length publications:

China’s Foreign Policy in Latin America: A Road Paved With Good Intentions. Doctoral Dissertation in Political Studies. Bogota: Externado University, Faculty for Finance, Government and International Relations, 2015. Supervisors: Matt Ferchen, Tsinghua University & Qin Yaqing, China Foreign Affairs University. 316 pp.

China en América Latina: reflexiones sobre las relaciones transpacíficas. (Compiler, Translator, Editor.) Bogota: Externado University, 2012. 440 pp. PDF

Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection (with Rose Kerr & Lyndon Lien-Sun Wou).  Jersey: Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 2011. 176 pp.

Chinese Imperial Patronage – Treasures from Temples & Palaces (with Christopher Bruckner).  London: Asian Art Gallery, 1998. 86 pp.

Book chapters:

“Cautious engagement: continuity and change in the relations between Xi Jinping’s China and Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela”(with Victor M. Mijares). In China and Latin America in the 21st Century, edited by Nele Noesselt. Marburg: Tectum, 2020: 107-132.

Chinese Financing in Colombia: A Laggard in Latin America. In Chinas Financing in Latin America and the Caribbean, edited by Enrique Dussel Peters. Mexico City: UNAM, 2019: 321-335

Overcoming the Greatest Distance: China in Latin America. In New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World: National, Transnational and International, edited by Daniel Johanson, Tsunghan Wu and Jie Li. Bristol: E-International Relations Publishing, 2019: 134-141. PDF

“China’s Foreign Direct Investment in Colombia.” In Chinese OFDI in Latin America and the Caribbean: Conditions, Challenges and Policy Proposals, edited by Enrique Dussel Peters. Mexico City: UNAM, 2019: 189-209. PDF

“Diplomacia cultural china en Colombia, alcances y resistencias.” In La diplomacia cultural china en América Latina, edited by Romer Cornejo. Mexico City: Colegio de México, 2018: 199-228. 

Algunas reflexiones sobre las condiciones para la Iniciativa de la Franja y la Ruta en América Latina.” In La Franja y la Ruta, edited by Jiang Shixue & Fortunato Mallimaci. Ushuaia: Univ. Nac’l Tierra del Fuego, 2018: 127-32. 

“Retórica política china hacia América Latina: Continuidad en un mundo voluble.” Chap.10 in Foro Internacional Sobre Confucianismo, edited by Xu Shicheng & Eduardo Daniel Oviedo. Barcelona: Bellaterra, 2018: 167-192. 

Latin American Views of Chinese and US Policy” Chapter 4 in China, the US, and the Future of Latin America, edited by Dave DenoonNew York University Press, 2017: 83-106. 

“Ontologías buscando un cambio: la política china en América Latina.” In América Latina y el Caribe y China: Relaciones políticas e internacionales 2017, edited by J.I. Martínez Cortés. Mexico City: UNAM, 2017: 39-58. 

“One Actor, Many Agents: China’s Latin America Policy in Theory and Practice.” Chapter 1 in The Political Economy of China-Latin American Relations in the New Millenium, edited by Margaret Myers and Carol WiseNew York: Routledge, 2016: 15-30. 

“Who Wants What for Latin America? Voices for and against the China-Backed Extractivist Development Model” with Adam Chimienti. Chapter 10 in Myers and Wise, op.cit.: 222-242. 

中国与拉美地缘政治 [The Geopolitics of China in Latin America].” Chapter 12 in 全球精英眼中的中国战略走向 [Directions in China’s Strategy in the Eyes of Global Experts], edited by Men Honghua & Pu Xiaoyu. Hangzhou: Zhejiang People’s Publishing House, 2016: 187-194. Also published in Korean by Sunkyunkwan Press, Seoul.

“Entre tradición social y la modernidad virtual: perfiles de mercado en Corea del Sur.” Chapter 3 in Colombia y Corea del Sur: hacia una asociación estratégica, edited by E.Vieira & A.Roldán. Bogota: CESA, 2015: 93-119. 

“La internacionalización en el CESA, los retos del futuro” (with Edén Bolívar & Edgar Vieira). Chapter 4 in El CESA: Teoría y Práctica, edited by Juan Santiago Correa & Javier Murillo. Bogota: CESA, 2015: 113-147. 

Journal articles and peer-reviewed papers:

Chinas Engagement with Regional Actors: The Pacific Alliance. Washington, DC: Wilson Center, July 2018. 12 pp. PDF

“Not all plain sailing: opportunities and pitfalls for Chinese investment in Peru.” Asian Perspective, vol.14, no.4 (December 2016): 603-626.

China and the U.S. in Latin America.” Revista Científica General José María Córdova, vol.14, no. 17 (2016): 23-40.

中国与拉丁美洲关系的转型[The Transformation of Sino-Latin American relations].” 全球政治评论 Review of Global Politics, special edition no. 003, January 2016: 53-65.

“Strategies and Counter-strategies: China in the Andean Region of South America” (with Adam Chimienti). London: LSE, Global South Unit Working Paper, 2014. 15 pp. PDF

“China en América Latina: seguimiento de la evolución.” Revista CS, No.14 (2014): 19-46.

“América Latina en la política exterior china.” Revista Papel Político, vol.18, no.2 (2013): 599-611.

“Exploring New Territory: Recent Contributions to the Study of the Relations between China and Latin America.” Revista científica General José María Córdova, vol.11, no.12 (2013): 23-37.

“Tian’anmen veinte años después: la evolución del análisis académico y debate político en China.” Revista Oasis, no.14 (2009): 185-198.

Other scholarly publications:

“Cuba and China: Internationalists at Work in a U.S.-Led World.” The Asia Dialogue (CPI Analysis), 1 March 2018. PDF

Review: Kevin P. Gallagher, The China Triangle: Latin America's China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus. Oxford University Press, 2016. China Review International, vol. 23, no.3: 253-255. 

“A German View - Where Lies the Moral Authority?” RSIS Commentary, No. CO15201. Singapore: S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, September 2015.

“Theory Talk #63: Siddharth Mallavarapu on International Asymmetries, Ethnocentrism, and a View on IR from India. Theory Talks, January 2014. (Website)

“Theory Talk #61: Pinar Bilgin on Non-Western IR, Hybridity, and the One-Toothed Monster called Civilization.” Theory Talks, November 2013. (Website)

“Theory Talk #57: Siba Grovogui on IR Theory as Theology, Reading Kant Badly, and the Incapacity of Western Ideas to Travel very far in Non-Western Contexts.” Theory Talks, August 2013. (Website)

“América Latina, punto estratégico para las hegemonías.” Commentary published in UN Periódico #168, National University, Bogota, 15 July 2013 (6). 

“Lameihua - la latinoamericanización de China, y otros retos para Xi y Li.” De Política #125, Los Andes University, March 2013.

“Theory Talk #51: Yan Xuetong on Chinese Realism, the Tsinghua School of International Relations, and the Impossibility of Harmony.” Theory Talks, December 2012. (Website)

“Theory Talk #45: Qin Yaqing on Rules vs Relations, Drinking Coffee and Tea, and a Chinese Approach to Global Governance”, Theory Talks, November 2011. (Website)

“Panorama de la inversión china en Colombia: el acuerdo de protección y promoción de inversiones” (with T.Gélvez), in: Revista Zero # 26 (2011): 110-115.

Review: Yan Xuetong, Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power. Princeton University Press, 2011. Revista Oasis, no.16 (2011): 279-281.

21st Century Antiques: Chinese Export Porcelain in China Today” in: Antique Collector’s Magazine. London, 2003.

 Research papers & panel participation:

“The New World Order in the Periphery: China’s Rise in Latin America.” Duke-UNC Leadership Summit, Duke University, 22-24 March 2019.

Invited panelist at the Second China & Latin America Forum, University of Chicago, 18 May 2018.

“China’s growing role in Latin America.” Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 29 April 2018.

“The Power of Ideas: Chinese Foreign Policy and State-Owned Enterprises in Latin America,” International Studies Association 59th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, 4-7 April 2018.

Communicating China’s Development Model in Latin America,” Locating China in the “South,” Association of Asian Studies Annual Convention, Washington, DC, 22-25 March 2018.

中国的推我拉你遇见南美 [Chinese Pushme-Pullyou: how South America engages with China],” 第一届全球青年学者峰会暨“跨学科视角下的中国与世界”国际研讨会 [1st Global Emerging Scholar Forum “China and the World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives], Shanghai: Tongji University, 18-19 December 2017.

Invited panelist at First China & Latin America Forum, University of Chicago, 19 May 2017.

“China’s infrastructure projects in Latin America: theoretical approaches to tangible politics,” paper presented at LASA Congress. Lima: Universidad Católica, 28 April – 1 May 2017.

Invited panelist at Sino–Latin American Relations in the Age of Trump. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Latin American Studies Program and Emerging Markets Institute, 19 April 2017.

Panelist at expert discussion panel China and Russia in Latin America in 2017 and beyond. Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson Center, 18 January 2017.

“Retórica política china hacia América Latina: Continuidad en un mundo voluble,” paper presented at the Meeting of theInternational Confucius Association. Lima: San Martin de Porres University, 10-11 December 2016.

Expert roundtable “The prospects of Latin American studies in China” with special guest Chen Dingding, professor at Jinan University. Washington DC: SAIS, 6 December 2016.

“Diplomacia cultural china en Colombia,” draft chapter presented at the International Seminar of Scholars of Pacific Asia Studies. Mexico City: Colegio de Mexico, 1-2 December 2016.

Book launch panel for “The Political Economy of China in Latin America.” Washington DC: InterAmerican Dialogue, 7 November 2016.

“Perspectives on China and Latin America,” analysis shared at the workshop China-LAC Overall Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges. SIIS Shanghai Institute of International Studies, 24-25 November 2015.

“Cultura política y lenguaje diplomático: América Latina responde a China,” China y América Latina: Enfoques Multidisciplinarios sobre una Relación Compleja. Santiago de Chile: CEPAL, 5 November 2015.

“Latin American Views of Chinese and US Policy,” discussion paper presented at symposium China, the US and the Future of Latin America. New York University Center on US-China Relations, 11-12 June 2015.

“Not all plain sailing: opportunities and pitfalls for Chinese investment in Peru,” 28th ACPS Meeting “China and the Changing World Order: Domestic & Global Dimensions.” Peking Univ. School of Int’l Studies, 5-7 June 2015.

“The impact of China on the domestic political economy of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru: Getting to Grips with Divergence,” (with Ralf Leiteritz & Horacio Coral), research paper presented at New Directions in International Political Economy Warwick University, 13-15 May 2015.

“Strategies and Counter-strategies: China in the Andean Region of South America,” (with Adam Chimienti), panel paper presented at the ISA Global South Caucus Conference. Singapore, 8-10 January 2015.

“China y Colombia: una relación por construir,” Workshop on China Latin America Relations. Beijing: International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, 6-8 December 2014.

“Estado civilizacional y la civilización estatal: política comparativa de China,” paper presented at the seminar El Estado moderno en Asia y África del Norte. Bogota, National University, 16 October 2014.

“Desarrollo nacional y adaptación cultural: América Latina aprende chino,” paper presented at the XVIIth AHILA Congress. Berlin: Freie Universität, 9-12 September 2014.

“Foreign Policy in a vacuum: China tries to make a mark in Latin America,” paper presented at the 55th ISA Congress. Toronto, 26-29 March 2014.

“La transformación económica de China y su impacto en América Latina,” research report presented at Universidad del Pacífico. Lima, November 2013.

“One Actor, Many Agents: China’s Latin America Policy in Theory and Practice,” research paper presented at the VIIth ALACIP Congress. Bogota: ALACIP, 25-27 September 2013.

“El Asia Pacífico visto desde Colombia,” discussion paper presented at Debates UN: ¿de qué Pacífico hablamos? Bogota: National University, 11 September 2013.

“China in Regional Strategic Thinking,” paper presented at China’s Strategic Engagement in the Americas. Washington DC: National Defense University, 30 April 2013.

“Visiones chinas: el mundo según Zhao Tingyang,” paper presented at IVo Congreso Int’l de Filosofía del Derecho, Ética y Política. Bogota: Universidad Libre, 22-24 April 2013.

China’s Rise and its foreign policy towards Latin America: a new paradigm in International Relations,” 22nd Annual Columbia Graduate StudentConference on East Asia. New York: Columbia University, 15-16 February 2013.

“The Principal-Agent Problem: China’s Latin America Policy in Theory and Practice,” The Political Economy of China in Latin America. Los Angeles: University of Southern California, 20-21 October 2012.

One Broad Brush: Latin America in China’s Foreign Policy,” research paper presented at China y América Latina: ¿socios estratégicos en un mundo multipolar? Javeriana University & GIGA. Bogota, 3-4 September 2012.

Social and Economic Networks in China’s Global Trade: The Changing Role of Guanxi and Their Colombian Extension,” presented at Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference. Toronto: LASA, Sept 2010.

“Colombia y China: estrategias de política exterior,” paper presented at the Foro 30 años de relaciones diplomáticas. Bogota: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 26 May 2010.

Print and online media pieces:

“China’s Growing Footprint in Latin America.” China File, 19 December 2018. Link

“China is investing in Latin America, and the US is jealous.” The Hill, 1 November 2018. Link

Thinking strategically about China and the U.S. in Latin America: A riposte to Evan Ellis” (with Ricardo Barrios). Global Americans, 12 February 2018. Link

“China is getting serious about Latin America.” Global Americans, New York, 20 November 2017.

“China’s Plans for Latin America: An Even Keel in Turbulent Waters.” SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, Washington, 15 December 2016.

“TLC con Corea del Sur: ¿en qué va?” Portafolio, 3 March 2016: 27.

“Who wants what for Latin America?” SinoLatam Forum, Lima, 27 February 2015.

“El Dalai Lama en Washington.” El Tiempo, Bogota, 17 February 2015.

“La nueva diplomacia y los Cinco Principios de Coexistencia Pacífica.” SinoLatam Forum, Lima, 15 July 2014.

“Una nueva ola en las relaciones transpacíficas: el Foro China-CELAC.” SinoLatam Forum, Lima, 16 May 2014.

“Una propuesta china para América Latina.” SinoLatam Forum, Lima, 20 January 2014.

“¿Patrón oro o patrón chino? Un nuevo pilar para el sistema monetario.” SinoLatam Forum, Lima, 11 Dec. 2015.

Radio Programme “La China – Más Cerca” on UN Radio, Bogota. Editor & presenter of a weekly program on cultural and political issues in China (March – August 2009: weekly editions).

TV & radio interviews on China Global Television Network, France 24, El Tiempo, El Espectador, La República, World Politics Review, Diálogo Chino, UN Radio, W Radio, RCN, etc.

Public Lectures:

“Japón retoma la iniciativa en las relaciones transpacíficas con Colombia” (Keynote). VII. Congreso en Gestión de Negocios Internacionales. Universidad de la Sabana, Bogotá, 25-26 April 2018.

“China’s growing role in Latin America.” Hopkins Nanjing Center, Nanjing, 9 March 2018.

“El factor China en el mercado del arte global.” ICEA Congress, Buenos Aires, 3 September 2016.

“China y el Este de Asia: sueño, enigma, reto.” Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, 7-9 October 2014.

“El arte contemporáneo en China.” Centro Cultural JM Santo Domingo, Bogota, October 2012.

“Jingdezhen between tradition & modernity.” Beijing International Society, November 2011.

“La economía china.” The Beijing Center at UIBE, Beijing, September 2010.

“Social Networks (Guanxi) in Chinese Society.” Confucius Institute Bogota, February 2009.

“Chinese Contemporary Art.” Los Andes University, Bogota, March 2008.

“Tiere in der chinesischen Kunst.” Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, October 1998.

“Gu Gan and Modern Chinese Calligraphy.” British Museum, London, November 1997.